Corsair Dark Core RGB PRO SE Wireless Gaming Mouse
The left side of the Dark Core RGB PRO SE starts at the front with three grooves ending at the DPI LED indicators. Gone is the D-pad style button arrangement, replaced with a page forward and page back button, and the surrounding area has been textured with a diamond pattern and is rubberized for added grip. Just below the side buttons is a thin strip that is backlit, as is the area near the heel, wrapped with shiny plastic trim. The rest of the view is very similar in shape and features, as we recall in the Dark Core RGB SE.
The view from behind the Dark Core RGB PRO SE has not changed. We can see the wing to the left, which sweeps around the back in the form of textured plastic. Above that is a shiny section of plastic, which is then topped with a diamond pattern of rubberized plastic, containing the Corsair logo in the middle of it.
The right side of the Dark Core RGB PRO SE is very similar to the Dark Core RGB SE at this time. We can see how all of the materials wrap around and continue the body lines and shapes around to this side. However, like in the original, we have an option here.
The textured plastic, center panel, of the mouse is magnetically attached to the body. Once removed, we can see that Corsair has added a location to store the Slipstream dongle, which is handy for those on the go, ensuring it will not be lost.
If you recall back to the accessories, there was that extra side panel, and here it is now, installed onto the Dark Core RGB PRO SE. It adds a wing, as we saw on the left, which supports fingers and keeps them from dragging, but we also like the diamond pattern addition this time, solidifying the theme across the entire mouse.
The front view of the Dark Core RGB PRO SE is similar to the original, but there is one slight difference. Along with the chunky lines at the bottom, flanking where the USB-C cable attaches, the ergonomic lean, and the highly textured main buttons, the shiny bit in the center of them is wider in this model.
Widening the center section allows for a slightly wider scroll wheel, which also gets the diamond -pattern treatment. Behind the wheel are a battery and wireless status indicator LED, followed by a profile cycle button. We also see a pair of buttons hanging on the side of the left click button, used for DPI selection as their default functionality.
The arrangement of feet around the center of the mouse has changed, and instead of five, we now have six PTFE feet supporting the Dark Core RGB PRO SE. The eye of the sensor is centered, but the sticker flanks the right of it, displaying information and containing the model and serial numbers. The last thing to note is the switch at the bottom. Replacing what used to be a pair of them, now one switch changes from wireless to Bluetooth, with an off position between them.
Once powered, the Dark Core RGB PRO SE comes to life with a rainbow assortment of colors wrapping around the mouse within the various LED zones. We can see the side of the scroll wheel is dark blue, changing to lighter blue and near green in the side strip, green at the bottom of the left side, and nearly tallow at the Corsair logo on the heel. Not visible are the DPI LEDs near the front, which are white, and the indicator on top does not stay illuminated, and is color dependent based on what function is being used at that moment.
The view of the right side is nowhere near as brilliant as we saw on the left, but all the same, we are glad there is a bit of RGB LED carrying over to this side, and not just what we see in the scroll wheel. We do realize there are power constraints, but we would have loved to see the front illuminated as well.
Last updated: Apr 8, 2020 at 03:30 pm CDT
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